AsiaEngage 2014 : Call for Papers: The 2nd AsiaEngage Regional Conference 2014
Call For Papers
AsiaEngage is a regional platform formed to maximise the strengths of the Asia-Talloires Network of Industry and Community Engaged Universities (ATNEU), the ASEAN University Network (AUN) Thematic Network on University Social Responsibility and Sustainability (AUN-USR&S) and the ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme (AYVP).
The First AsiaEngage Regional Conference was held on the 7-9 May 2012 with the theme: “Higher Education-Community-Industry Engagement: Forging Meaningful Partnerships across ASEAN and Asia”. This regional conference saw a participation of 270 engagement practitioners from Universities, Government Agencies, NGOs, Foundations and communities from 16 countries, across ASEAN, Asia and beyond.
1-To bring together expert scientists, researchers, lecturers and community development practitioners in a collaborative environment to present and discuss issues relating to community empowerment in ASEAN, Asia and beyond.
2-To provide a forum for delegation from ASEAN universities to discuss strategies of institutionalising community engagement programmes across ASEAN.
3-To provide an opportunity for academia and practitioners to communicate and discuss problems of society in each nation and share solutions to deal with common problems and cooperate in research and implementation.
4-To help by sharing experiences and lessons learned in five identified sub-themes. These sub-themes will be instrumental in developing the body of scholarly work essential for recognising and mainstreaming this field in institutions of higher education. This conference will also be essential to identify and recognise innovative practices that can be replicated regionally to create the multiplier effect of solving problems, which impact ASEAN and Asian communities, across borders.
The conference focuses on five sub-themes that have been identified as essential for enhancing the core missions of the university – research, teaching and learning and service and volunteerism – through meaningful and productive community engagement and which in turn, helps uplift the quality of life of communities.
1-Research Driven Community Engagement
2-Community Engaged Teaching and Learning
3-Knowledge-Driven Volunteerism and Community Engagement
4-Institutionalisation and Mainstreaming of Community Engagement
5-Measurement of Impact of Engaged Initiatives
For each of these sub-themes, we particularly welcome case studies and good practices. As community engagement cuts across various sectors, submissions in the following multidisciplinary that support one or more of the above sub-themes are most welcome:
-Rural & Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation
-Youth, Marginalised and Vulnerable Groups
-Social Entrepreneurship / Social Innovation
-Health and Welfare
-The Aging Population
-The Environment and Climate Change
-Disaster, Risk Reduction & Preparation
-Protecting Cultural Heritage
The following criteria are set for the abstracts:
-All abstracts are between 500 – 600 words
-All abstracts should be submitted through the Conference Registration form
-All abstracts submitted must be in English
Abstracts submitted for a presentation clearly include the following:
-Description of problem
-Description of the engaged initiative / project and its uniqueness
-Challenges and good practices in establishing partnerships with stakeholders
-Benefits / impact of the initiative to the community /stakeholders
-Summary of the measurable outcomes / findings / results of the initiative
Abstracts will be evaluated on their relevance to the 5 sub-themes and multi-disciplinary areas of this conference, its relevance as contribution to the field of Engagement and its prospect of providing new insights and stimulate debate.
-Abstract Submission: 1st June – 15th July 2014
-Review: 15th July – 5th August 2014
-Full Paper: 5th August – 15th September 2014
-Payment: 8th September 2014
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